Serpens for Kepler
The new fully redundant GMPLS-based network connects Polish supercomputing centers in Poznan, Gdansk, Warsaw, Krakow and Wroclaw. It features 96 channels and has a reach of more than 3,466km without signal regeneration. Now, all links in the meshed infrastructure can transport 100Gbit/s and the modular design of the ADVA FSP 3000 means the network is ready to scale to 400Gbit/s and beyond in the future.
The IBM research team in Zurich set up a project to develop a methodology for estimating the performance, power consumption and cost of exascale systems. The project is called Algorithms and Machines (A&M) and is part of DOME, a joint program with the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON). Within the project PSNC offered access to Orzel / Eagle, a supercomputer to support the project.
The e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG) has published a new version of its Roadmap document. The e-IRG Roadmap 2016 is taking up the e-Infrastructure Commons concept. The document intends to define a clear route on how to evolve the European e-Infrastructure system further. The new Roadmap edition aims to turn the vision of the e-Infrastructure Commons into reality by 2020, and has recommendations to all stakeholders to progress on the way towards the e-Infrastructure Commons. The document was prepared by PSNC employees: Marcin Lawenda, Ph.D. and Norbert Meyer, Ph.D.
The EU H2020 ESCAPE project (www.hpc-escape.eu) brings together numerical weather prediction (NWP), climate and high-performance computing (HPC) communities to develop world-class, extreme-scale computing capabilities for European operational NWP and future climate models. One of the challenges is to execute complex state-of-the-art models of the atmosphere within tight production schedules.
Welcome to the second edition of the European Internet Session of the "Laryngological LIVE Surgery", which will be held on 30 November 2016. The event is organized in cooperation with the European Laryngological Society (ELS), Department of Otolaryngology of the University of Medical Sciences (UMP) and Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC). The aim of the session is to demonstrate the latest methods used by surgeons of the leading European laryngological clinics. The hospitals from Genoa, Barcelona, Marseille, Luxembourg, Giessen, Leiden, Essen, Cagliari and Poznan will actively participate in this extraordinary event.
From 18th to 20th October 2016 the 1st ESCAPE Dissemination and Training Workshop on “Towards Energy-efficient Scalable Algorithms for Weather- and Climate Prediction: Status and Prospects” took place at the Konventum Conference Centre (Elsinore/ Helsingor, Denmark). In total, around 50 researchers and students attended the event from universities, research institutions and companies giving 24 oral presentations.